About the Principal

Ms. Tari Hardy

Phone: (928) 688-4770


Degrees and Certifications:

Certifications: K-8 General Education; K-12 ESL; Middle Grades Science Degrees: Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, Northcentral University; Master of Educational Leadership (M.Ed), Grand Canyon University; Master of Teacher Education (M.T.E.), Eastern Oregon University; Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Multidisciplinary Studies, Eastern Oregon University

Ms. Tari Hardy

Ms. Tari D. Hardy is the principal of Sanders Middle School. Her previous position was as Principal of Lowell Junior High in Bisbee, Arizona. Ms. Hardy has 20 years’ experience as a culturally-responsive educator. She has taught Native Alaskans in Chuathbaluk and Kotzebue. She served inner-city youth in San Antonio, Texas, and borderlands students ranging from Douglas to Sierra Vista, Arizona. Ms. Hardy has a passion for student-empowerment through restorative practices that connect students’ own cultural strengths with content area standards. She is an expert in curriculum and instruction, and is working in a turnaround capacity to improve the teaching and learning expectations of Sanders Middle School.